Was Lucifer cancelled because of Sandman?
A small portion of the Lucifer fandom believed that Lucifer has been cancelled in favour of The Sandman. Neil Gaiman took to Twitter to directly deal with the issue when asked by a fan:
Hello Mr @neilhimself ,
Some Lucifans believe you are the reason why Netflix ends #Lucifer , to promote Sandman instead. But Lucifer comes from you too!
Please, tell me it is not true, or, if it is, that it is Netflix’s decision and not yours.
— Camille – Do not spoil me, Devil, Devil (@camille_bourg) January 28, 2020
What is the production status of The Sandman?
Current Production Status: Pre-production (Last Updated: 07/20/2020)
In the aforementioned interview with Digital Spy, Neil Gaiman confirmed that shooting was supposed to begin at the end of May 2020.
“We’re working with Netflix, we were meant to start shooting at the end of May.
Given this COVID world, everything is on pause.”
Neil Gaiman has already made it clear that once the production of other series begins so too will The Sandman.
On his blog on Tumblr Gaiman had the following to say:
“It’s going really well, except it’s kind of hibernating right now until people start making TV again. The scripts for the first season are written, casting had started, directors hired, sets were being built. Everything was ready to go into production, and then we moved into a pause. As soon as the world is ready to make TV drama, Sandman will move smoothly back into being made. In the meantime, we are taking the opportunity to get the scripts as good as we can.”
In September 2020, The Illuminerdi reported that they had bought on Doctor Who direct David Hayes into the production but this was quickly swatted down by Neil.
Much as we love Toby Haynes, and would be thrilled to work with him on Sandman, this isn’t actually Real News, I’m afraid, and isn’t true. https://t.co/xuXuY8sxiF
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) August 3, 2020
How many episodes will The Sandman season one air?
Neil Gaiman himself confirmed the number of episodes the first season will debut with that being 11 episodes.
The first season will be eleven episodes. That’s the start of it all. Preludes and Nocturnes and a little bit more. https://t.co/tOlfJ1kS1y
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) July 2, 2019
Other The Sandman news relating to Netflix or otherwise
- In September 2020, Netflix put up an official page for the show on Netflix which doesn’t reveal much but does allow you to set a reminder when it does eventually come out.
Reminder set! Not that I’m gonna need reminding ⌛️@neilhimself
— The Sandman | TV Series (Fan acc) (@Sandman_Netflix) September 14, 2020
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